So while you may think you’re a butt-guy, in reality you’re just a spine-guy. So big boobs, slim waists and a pert butt are attractive traits in a woman. Did we need people with PhDs to tell us that? I brought it up because I wanted to show that there’s a rational, biological basis for men’s sexual preferences and that they’re not rooted in some sinister social programming by the patriarchy. There isn’t much a woman can do about the size of her boobs except for plastic surgery, which some men are OK with while others find disenchanting. She does, however, have a great deal of control over her waist-to-hip ratio because, while she cannot widen her hips, she can ensure a slim waist through proper diet and exercise. She can also make herself more attractive to us spine-loving men by developing her buttocks in the gym, thereby giving her the appearance of having a curvaceous lumbar. An attractive physique is attainable to most women willing to work for it. But none of this explains what makes a woman’s face attractive. You can’t tell that much about a woman’s fertility from her face directly, but her face can tell you a lot about her age (and whether or not she has hit The Wall), which is a proxy for fertility. Large eyes, a narrow chin, a small nose, a high forehead and full lips all make a person look younger. Since youth and fertility go hand in hand for women, a young-looking face is a good-looking face. Learn more at blogs.botw.org/Health/Reproductive_Health/Infertility/Male/.
Symmetry, averageness and the absence of facial adipose tissue (fat in the face) indicate healthy genes and are therefore preferred by men across the globe. One of the sexiest attributes a woman can parade is good health. Beyond the abovementioned, rather obvious signs of reproductive aptitude and health, here are some other examples: Clear skin: Blemish-free, non-wrinkled skin denotes youth and health. Evenly colored, brilliant and strong nails: Nails that look broken or otherwise unhealthy may be indicative of heart disease, lupus, fungal infections, hepatitis and iron deficiency. Long, shiny, thick and soft hair: Old (infertile) or sick women have shorter, frizzier, grayer, stiffer, thinner hair. While women are unforgivingly height-ist in their mate preferences, men are far less discriminating with regards to female stature. As long as you are not extraordinarily tall or short, men don’t care much about your height. The evidence does suggest, however, that tall men and short women prefer relatively large height differences and short men and tall women prefer smaller height differences